Emma has known one thing her entire life. Men will always leave. So she’s guarded her heart and never committed past one night.

Jasper is a bear shifter that’s waited for his true mate for too long. Success and wealth mean nothing without his mate to keep the darkness from overpowering him.

When the two collide Jasper finds his true mate. Emma finds her biggest fear.

There’s betrayal, lust and lies revealed as these two partake in a battle of the souls.

Will Emma ever drop her guard? Can Jasper’s bear fight off the darkness until she’s ready to commit?

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Bear Kamp series include:  Seduction of the BearWealth of the Bear – Growth of the Bear – 

Title:  Wealth of the Bear
Series:  Bear Kamp #2
Author:  Rachel Robins
Published:  May 6, 2017
My Rating:  4 stars

Wealth of the Bear is a shifter romance that is at times frustrating and equal parts heartbreaking.  Jasper has finally found his mate.  This should be cause for celebration around the Kamp bar, especially since his friends Austin and Kate have found each other – life should be good.  But it’s far from that easy for Jasper and Emma.  Jasper may have discovered his mate at long last, but Emma wants no part of commitment or mating.  A fast romp in the sheets, sure, but something more permanent… no way.  Emma has been abandoned before so she knows how this song plays out… or so she thinks.  Trouble is, she’s feeling the draw toward Jasper as well, but it’s sex, it cannot be more than sex, she simply will not allow it to be more.

One man’s determination and patience, which is quickly coming to an end – one woman’s fear and bullheadedness.  Combine the two opposite ends and you have the emotional roller coaster of Wealth of the Bear.  This story is sad and funny, full of banter and bittersweet, a true battle of the sexes and they both would win if one of them wasn’t so stubborn and refuses to believe in her man or herself.  Yes, there is a reveal that will open Emma’s eyes to some unknown facts – yet, getting to that point is a true battle, and at times it seems that neither side is going to win.  I enjoyed myself completely, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to (often) set Emma down for a serious chat.  A happy ending that is hard fought for may be just a bit sweeter for the journey.

I’m always of the opinion that a series should be read in order for the enjoyment factor if nothing else.  With this story, you’ll be spending a lot of time with Jasper and Emma’s friends, Austin and Kate – it’s going to help a lot in understanding what happened if you’ve read Seduction of the Bear before this story… in my opinion.

If you’re looking for a story that will tug at your heart as well as give you an entertaining story, then this one is a story you should be picking up real soon.  A good story, likable characters, sexy moments, emotions on high alert and hints at what is to come in this series, I’d not hesitate to recommend Wealth of the Bear to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader.

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